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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

State Fire Commissioner offers tips to stay warm and ‘be fire-safe’ during deep freeze

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

During the current stretch of extreme cold weather, Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego is offering tips for Pennsylvanians to stay warm while being ‘fire-safe,” and reminding Pennsylvanians of available help for home heating bills via the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

alburtis borough council

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Warehouse on Spring Creek Road approved

There will be another warehouse on Spring Creek Road – a decision made at the Feb. 13 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.

Greg David and Jared Vasquez, of Liberty Property Trust and Christopher Williams, of Barry Isett & Associates, attended to discuss the preliminary/final review of Spring Creek Properties lots 9 and 10, a proposed warehouse facility lot consolidation and land development.

LVHN partners with LVIA to ensure travel safety

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In time for the upcoming winter vacation and spring break travel season, Lehigh Valley Health Network has sponsored the installation of a series of first aid-kits at Lehigh Valley International Airport.

The kits are designed for the treatment of minor medical incidents such as cuts, scrapes, burns and other simple emergencies. The supplies’ proximity to high pedestrian traffic in the hallways and waiting areas is designed to offer immediate care until onsite emergency medical technicians can arrive.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Scouts interview council members

Two Scouts with Cub Pack 80 attended the Feb. 4 Emmaus Borough Council meeting as part of their Webelo II curriculum.

Nicholas Laquin and Riley Ford, both of Emmaus, asked council members about the requirements of their jobs, the biggest challenge in the community, the most important responsibility of a council member and how citizens can help the borough.

‘A Night to Shine’ sparkles at ‘The Palace’

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Riverbend Community Church went all out to give some of the community’s most excluded people a chance to dress up, be feted and to have fun at a prom just for them.

The celebration at The Palace Center, 623 Hanover St., Allentown gave 140 special needs guests the chance to dance, eat and socialize.

The lobby of the Palace Center was transformed to create the atmosphere of a grand hotel lobby complete with red carpet where arriving guests strutted their finery as they entered the building.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The wheels on the bus go ’round an RFP at East Penn

An answer to a Request for Proposal for pupil transportation was test-driven through the East Penn School Board meeting Feb. 11. East Penn business administrator Robert Saul introduced Dr. Wayne McCullough as the consultant the administration had asked to evaluate the district’s transportation needs.

McCullough, the PA Association of School Business Officials’ director of leadership and development, presented his findings and recommendation to the board. He mentioned that out of six contractors who attended a pre-bid meeting, two submitted proposals.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Filers warned caution with refund anticipation loans

With the tax filing season underway, the Department of Revenue is reminding Pennsylvanians to use caution and look at all their options when considering tax refund anticipation loans.

“Promotions for ‘fast’ and ‘easy’ refund anticipation loans are very common during the filing season,” Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. “On the surface, these types of loans or advances may be enticing, but everyone needs to make sure they understand how these loans work and that their total refund will most likely be reduced.”

What are refund anticipation loans?


Thursday, February 14, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Next phases of 55+ development approved

Upper Milford Township Supervisors, at their Feb. 7 meeting, approved the final plan for phases IV and V of the Fields at Indian Creek, the 55 and older community being built by Kay Builders at the intersection of Cedar Crest Boulevard and Chestnut Street.

Portions of the community of 218 single family homes lie in Emmaus borough and Lower Macungie Township, but most of it is in Upper Milford.